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Pros
"With BMC, we even configured applications, like IE or things that were Java-related. When we scheduled the jobs, it worked fine. It saved us time and there was no need for resources to monitor them."

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"SaltStack has given us the ability to deal with systems at scale and rectify issues at scale."

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"Without any knowledge of the product, we used the KB articles to start working. As a result, we definitely did not have full knowledge of BMC BladeLogic... They need to provide a minimum of knowledge with training on YouTube or somewhere else.""Another area for improvement is group scheduling if I'm trying to do all the servers. For example, if I want to do all the 2012 Servers - since the patches are the same for all of them - I can't do so.""There is no option to see all the servers we patch and we cannot find what the server status is. Of course, we can what has been completed and what is pending and which servers have failed, but we cannot find server status from the BMC tool. For example, is the RDP up or not. We are using separate scripts for that."

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"There is a little bit of pain when it comes to libraries and what is needed to run the product."

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Also Known As
TrueSight Server Automation, BladeLogic Server Automation, BladeLogic Automation Suite
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Overview

BladeLogic Server Automation allows you to quickly and securely provision, configure, patch, and maintain physical, virtual, and cloud servers. 

·         Threat remediation: Combine with BMC SecOps Response Service to link vulnerabilities to identified patches and create a remediation plan

·         Compliance: Integrates role-based access control, pre-configured policies for CIS, DISA, HIPAA, PCI, SOX, NIST, and SCAP, documentation, and remediation

·         Provisioning: Supports unattended installs and image-based, script-based, or template-based provisioning

·         Configuration: Consistently manage change and configuration activities across a broad range of server environments with one tool

·         Reporting: Assess change impact or complete an audit using multiple dashboard views

·         Patching: Supports and follows maintenance window guidelines to ensure timely delivery of patches

SaltStack is an intelligent IT automation platform that can manage, secure, and optimize any infrastructure—on-prem, in the cloud, or at the edge. It’s built on a unique and powerful event-driven automation engine that detects events in any system and reacts intelligently to them, making it an extremely effective solution for managing large, complex environments. And with the newly launched SecOps offering, SaltStack can detect security vulnerabilities and non-compliant, mis-configured systems. As soon as an issue is detected, this powerful automation helps you and your team remediate it, keeping your infrastructure securely configured, compliant, and up-to-date.

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Sample Customers
State of Michigan, Fujitsu FSAS, Transamerica Life Insurance Company, SAP
IBM CloudTD BankScotiaBankLinkedIneBayLiberty MutualTargetHyattCyxteraNetAppFacebookLyft
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Financial Services Firm25%
Government25%
Insurance Company13%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Government6%
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Computer Software Company55%
Financial Services Firm18%
Cloud Provider9%
Healthcare Company9%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government8%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise92%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise29%
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BMC TrueSight Server Automation is ranked 15th in Configuration Management with 1 review while SaltStack is ranked 7th in Configuration Management with 1 review. BMC TrueSight Server Automation is rated 6.0, while SaltStack is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of BMC TrueSight Server Automation writes "Saves time over manual patching but needs better integration with security products". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SaltStack writes "Easily identify and manage compliance and vulnerability issues in a single, centralized view". BMC TrueSight Server Automation is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, BigFix, HashiCorp Terraform and Automic Workload Automation, whereas SaltStack is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, HashiCorp Terraform and VMware NSX.

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